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Frequently Asked Questions

WFA is a joint degree that students earn at their local community/technical college and through Western Kentucky University. It is designed to compliment the professional/technical/vocational curriculum that students earn their A.A.S. degree in. WFA prepares its students to advance their careers by assuming supervisory and managerial roles in their industry. For many career fields, this is the most common career-progression path.

The Work Force Administration program has eight required WFA ### courses. These may be taken any time that the course is offered. WFA courses are taught on a frequent rotation to help students make timely progress towards graduation. In addition, students select an area of Professional Concentration (PC) take electives in that field. Students who have completed an A.A.S. degree may use those major courses to satisfy the Professional Concentration requirement.

The Work Force Administration major does not have math requirements beyond that required for General Education. Math 109 (or equivalent) is all that is required.

Work Force Administration is a professional degree, but it's not administered by the College of Business. As such, WFA majors are not required to take accounting, economics, statistics, and other classes that are a pre-requisite for admission to most business schools.

No. Any student who wants to major in Work Force Administration may do so. Unlike some other majors, there is no formal application process, no paperwork to complete, no list of pre-requisite courses, no required GPA. Transfer students should declare WFA when applying to Western.

Not at all. The Work Force Administration major uses the popular Blackboard LMS to host much of the class content. This is a convenient entry portal where you can access class materials, communicate with your professor, submit assignments, and even take quizzes. Learning to use Blackboard is not much more complicated than learning to use a web browser and an email client.
All class assignments are available through your class site on Blackboard. Each module's activities are clearly organized in the class syllabus and the required materials are also available on Blackboard. You can access all of your course assignments, review due dates, and check your grades any time you’d like. You can work on projects, discuss class matters with your classmates, and ask for feedback from your instructor. Blackboard also allows you to submit your projects in a "digital drop box". 
At your convenience! That is one of the benefits of modern educational technology. Sure, each class will have deadlines, but beyond those you are free to work through WFA classes on your schedule. You may participate in course activities at any time, day or night, wherever you have an Internet connection.

Yes, each WFA course has a designated start and end date. WFA uses a unique “Tri-Term” schedule. Classes are taught for 5 weeks (instead of the traditional 15-week semester). Research has shown that working adults are much better able to focus on one class at a time, than juggling 4-5 classes at once. The Tri-Term still allows students to move quickly towards graduation.


WFA courses are taught in an accelerated 5-week format. Typically, WFA students spend an average of 12-15 hours per week per course. Your time may vary depending on such factors as your reading and typing speeds, comfort with computer technology, and prior knowledge of the subject matter. You should keep this in mind and maintain a personal calendar to help you meet all of your class responsibilities. 
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. The amount of time you will need to earn your degree depends on several factors, including:
  • Have you completed your AAS Degree?
  • Have you completed all General Education Requirements?
    • (are you Fully-Gen-Ed-Certified?)
Typically, qualified transfer students can complete the WFA program in as little as 15 months (including one summer).


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 Last Modified 10/5/18